Sand table using a plastic bin, just put the top on when finished. This is a good idea... we have one of the cute turtle sand boxes but we had to stop using it because the cover doesn't seal tight, so ants, spiders and other bugs would still be able to crawl in with the cover on it. Need a sand and water bin for playing outside!
Sidewalk Sand Play Recipe from Growing a Jeweled Rose- this sand is grainy like regular sand but perfect for play on the sidewalk. It washes easily away after play, too! ( Kids will have a blast scooping, dumping, and making oozing sandcastles right on the sidewalk! )